Australand WA propose to develop the East Greenwood Primary School site into a housing development

Australand Development Director Justin Crooks and WA general manager Tony Perrin.
Australand Development Director Justin Crooks and WA general manager Tony Perrin.

PLANS to turn the former East Greenwood Primary School site into housing are progressing.

The project will include options for first homebuyers, families and people looking to downsize.

Australand WA, with the Housing Department, will lodge a local structure plan for the 3.8ha site with the City of Joondalup.

Discussions with the City are ongoing with the plan expected to be advertised for public comment early next year.

Works could start early 2016 depending on approval and sales process.

Australand WA general manager Tony Perrin said in a media release that the company had received more than 1000 comments during their consultation process.

As well as a community ideas day and an invitation for written submissions, they have launched a website and Facebook page for feedback.

Issues raised were about density, public open spaces, building heights, traffic, parking and pedestrian safety.

Mr Perrin said a working group involving residents was developed to respond to concerns.

‘Our consultant team adjusted design and provided greater detail to satisfy residents and neighbours’ concerns regarding privacy, local traffic issues, integration with Cockman Park and existing tree preservation,’ Mr Perrin said.

‘The current draft plan offers 13 per cent public open space, which is 3 per cent more than the minimum requirement and it has been designed to preserve many of the existing trees.’

He said the consultation process had helped develop a strong rapport between Australand, the department and the community.

For more information on the redevelopment, visit www.greenwoodeast.com.au.